Supervillain Firefly is coming to heat things up on Gotham in season two. Michelle Veintimilla (Not Cool, Those Who Kill) has been tapped to take on the reimagined role of a vengeful arsonist.
Historically, Firefly was male in the comics in the form of Garfield Lyons and Ted Carson. In 2012, Firefly appeared on CW's Arrow as Lyons, a former firefighter who goes on a killing spree against his former company who left him for dead in a fire. According to TVLine, Veintimilla's interpretation will be quite different.
Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s firestarting skills to good use. But after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful supervillain, hell bent on destroying those who have wronged her.Veintimilla has some TV credits and a run on Broadway but four other projects in the works besides her Gotham role. She'll appear in the fifth and sixth episodes.
Gotham returns Monday, Sept. 21, at 8/7c